Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

SmartLynx
SmartLynx Airlines Enters Long-haul Market by Adding 5 Airbus A330

Reading Time: < 1 minute SmartLynx, a full-service EU-based ACMI and charter operator, has recently announced it will add 5 Airbus A330 to support its cargo service portfolio. The airline has been operating Airbus A320 and A321 types of airplanes for years. However, since air cargo demand has reached a peak, the carrier is adapting to changing market demand by […]

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Qantas to Activate Five E190s and Expand Adelaide Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Responding to a growing travel demand, Qantas is launching further five E190s for its domestic operations. The Embraer E190 aircraft will be deployed in Adelaide as part of a deal with Alliance Airlines. The agreement allows Qantas to utilize up to 14 aircraft provided by Alliance Airlines. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said, „The E190 […]

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Airbus A320 Family: 6 Striking Facts & Figures

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fly-by-wire technology, side-stick controls and cockpit commonality in commercial aircraft all together form a paradise called Airbus A320 Family. Nevertheless, in a world where freedom of choice and diversity of options are more available than ever, it’s easy to get lost. After all, besides Airbus, there’re many other successful aircraft manufacturers, such as Bombardier, ATR, […]

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Icelandic startup PLAY to Receive Its First Airbus A320neo Shortly

Reading Time: < 1 minute Icelandic startup airline PLAY will receive its first aircraft – Airbus A320neo – at the beginning of June. Two more aircraft will follow in July. In the meantime, PLAY pilots are completing simulator training in the UK in preparation for the first passenger flight, which is planned for June 24th. The airline that intends to […]

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Breaking: Lufthansa Orders 10 Brand-new Widebody Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Monday, Lufthansa announced that it had placed an order for ten brand-new long-haul widebody jets, split equally between Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. In 2022, Lufthansa will be taking over five Boeing 787-9s that have already been manufactured for other airlines. Airbus A350-900s will be delivered at some point in 2027-2028. The […]

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Embraer Sells 30 E195-E2 Aircraft to an Unidentified Customer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Embraer that has recently reported its Q1 results mentioned the purchase of 30 E195-E2s from an unidentified customer. It is a sudden improvement as the manufacturer sold just two commercial airplanes over the past year. It is unknown who ordered the 30 E195-E2s, but the deal was put forward on April 23 and deliveries will […]

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Airbus Reports Profit but Admits Uncertainties Prevail

Reading Time: < 1 minute The aerospace giant Airbus has posted a profit for Q1 but at the same time has admitted that the “crisis is not over.” Based on the information it has provided in the report, 125 commercial aircraft were delivered, which is more than in Q1 2020. They included nine A220s, 105 A320 family, one A330 and […]

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EASA Asks Operators to Replace Some Airbus A320 Fuel Pumps

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA has released an Airworthiness Directive (AD) concerning the fuel pumps on various A320 family aircraft. The authority explains that the issue, if not solved, imposes a risk of a fuel tank explosion. According to the document, a loose locking pin on the impeller shaft could cause sparks which might be dangerous if the pump […]

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Boeing Raises Retirement Age for CEO Dave Calhoun

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has raised a mandatory retirement age for its current CEO, 64-year-old CEO Dave Calhoun. He would have had to retire at 65 years old, but the company has given him another five years to remain in the leading position. Calhoun took the helm right in the middle of the Boeing 733 MAX scandal when […]

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FAA Requires Inspection of All US Registered Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has issued an airworthiness directive to initiate checks of all Boeing 787 Dreamliners registered in the US. The move comes because of the disengaging decompression panels on the aircraft type. The increased scrutiny of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners started four months after the FAA lifted the ban on operating Boeing 787 MAX that lasted […]